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Postby magnum49 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Jan 30 2017

Blunt Bill Reduces Burdens on Missouri’s Craft Beverage Makers
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today introduced the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. The bill reduces excise taxes, compliance burdens, and regulations on the craft beverage industry.

“I’m proud that Missouri is home to many of the nation’s top craft beverage makers,” Blunt said. “This is an industry driven largely by small business men and women, and the last thing Washington should do is get in the way. This bipartisan bill will help remove barriers to growth for brewers, distillers, and winemakers, making it easier for them to create new jobs and bolster our state’s economy. ”


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Re: News From Missouri

Postby Still Life » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:00 am

As a Missourian, it helps to have the "right" people in charge.
And I'll drop that there because I know the rules about politics here.
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Re: News From Missouri

Postby Oldvine Zin » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:11 am

Still Life wrote:As a Missourian, it helps to have the "right" people in charge.
And I'll drop that there because I know the rules about politics here.


This letter draft was submitted fortbuilder825:

Dear Senator [Lastname],

As a [resident of my state] I am proud to call you my senator.
Last legislative session there was a bill I followed with great interest,
SB 1562 (114th Congress). I was very encouraged by the number of
co-sponsors this bill had, showing broad bipartisan support. Sadly, this
bill – which would have made legal the home distillation of alcohol never
made it out of committee.

Senator Wyden of Oregon has now introduced SB. 236, which has similarities
to the previously mentioned bill, except it doesn’t make home distillation
legal. I ask that you please amend this bill to fix that problem.

Currently, it is legal to make our own wine and to make our own beer. We
can posses products with alcohol, and we can posses distilled alcohol.
However, the process of taking the legal alcohol out of the legal wine or
beer is forbidden to us, in a holdover of prohibition-era regulation.

I thank you for your time and attention to this matter, please help not
only reduce needless regulation but also allow home distillation to do for
the economy what home winemaking and home brewing has.

Sincerely,
xxxxxxxxxxxx


Might be worth sending your senator Blunt one of these


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Re: News From Missouri

Postby Still Life » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:38 am

Done & done.
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